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The Life of a Star

Fenella Saunders

A review of STEPHEN HAWKING: Riddles of Time and Space, by Michael Lent and Brian McCarthy, with art by Zach Bassett

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Mind Games

David Schoonmaker

A brief review of A VERY SHORT TOUR OF THE MIND: 21 Short Walks Around the Human Brain by Michael C. Corballis

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A Life with Whales

Hallie Sessoms

A brief review of Into Great Silence: A Memoir of Discovery and Loss among Vanishing Orcas, by Eva Saulitis

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The Sharpest Eye in the Sky

Fenella Saunders

A brief review of Hubble's Universe: Greatest Discoveries and Latest Images, by Terence Dickinson

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Two Antarctic Tales

David Schoonmaker

A brief review of em>Antarctica: An Intimate Portrait of a Mysterious Continent, by Gabrielle Walker, and Secrets of the Ice: Antarctica’s Clues to Climate, the Universe, and the Limits of Life, by Veronica Meduna

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Craniate Obsession

Katie L. Burke

A brief review of Skulls: An Exploration of Alan Dudley’s Curious Collection, by Simon Winchester, with photographs by Nick Mann

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The Tinkerers

Fenella Saunders

A brief review of The Tinkerers: The Amateurs, DIYers, and Inventors Who Make America Great, by Alec Foege

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Picturing the Cosmos

Fenella Saunders

A brief review of Picturing the Cosmos: Hubble Space Telescope Images and the Astronomical Sublime, by Elizabeth A. Kessler

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An Ecology of Happiness

Anna Lena Phillips

A brief review of An Ecology of Happiness, by Eric Lambin, translated by Teresa Lavender Fagan

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From Plants to Planets: Our Favorite Coffee-Table Books of 2012

The Editors

Each winter we peruse the year’s large-format books about science and present brief reviews of the ones we like best

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